American Bar Association
Standing Committee on Pro Bono
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Standing Committee on Pro Bono

Mission and Goals

The Pro Bono committee works to persuade mediators, arbitrators and others to do pro bono dispute resolution work and to work with legal services and state bar and national pro bono offices to set up such programs and policies.


  • In February 2003 the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution adopted the following resolution:

    The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution urges each mediator, arbitrator or other neutral to devote at least 50 hours annually to providing pro bono ADR services; attorneys who are not neutrals to devote a portion of their pro bono services to assisting needy litigants involved in ADR proceedings; and bar associations to credit such pro bono activities toward an attorney's mandatory or aspirational pro bono requirements.
  • Goals

    The goals for the pro bono committee are (1) to implement and follow-thru with the mini-grants that were awarded in May and (2) to assist with the expansion and improvement of pro bono ADR programs through outreach and educational programs.

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        12th Annual Advanced Mediation & Advocacy Skills

        Hyatt Regency Riverwalk
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        Additional Co-Sponsors:Association of Attorney Mediators Bexar County/San Antonio Chapter of the Association of Attorney MediatorsADR Section of the State Bar of Arizona ADR Section of the State Bar of KansasADR Section of the State Bar of MissouriADR Section of the State Bar of New MexicoADR Section ...

        Expand Your Mediation Practice!


        Free Webinar for Section of Dispute Resolution Members. Please log in to activate your free registration. Expand Your Mediation Practice! Is your mediation practice where you want it to be? Noted mediator and trainer Lee Jay Berman will deliver this high-impact program on how to develop your mediation ...

        The Role of Gender in ADR


        Join us on November 18 at 12:00 noon Eastern Time for a conversation with two leading scholars in the field of negotiation as they speak to their findings on the impact of gender on negotiations. Listen in while they discuss the common assumptions, personal experiences, and their respective approaches ...

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      Modified by Gina Viola Brown on February 11, 2014

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